Excerpt from Page 43Published November 1, 2016
The Assassination of JFK: Perspectives A Half-Century Later | Robert A. Wagner
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This completely jumbles what one may try to make out of Oswald’s visit to Mexico City. The ostensible purpose of Oswald’s trip to Mexico City was to find a way to get to Cuba. Oswald’s collection of newspaper clippings and other materials related to his Fair Play for Cuba activities had to have been a concerted effort on his part to increase his odds of gaining entry into Cuba, but for what purpose if he actually held anti-Castro sentiments? That Oswald was at Odio’s apartment with anti-Castro associates necessarily tells us the staged Fair Play for Cuba and other pro-Castro spectacles he put on were linked to his trip to Mexico City. What was he trying to accomplish inside the Russian and Cuban embassies by making threats on Kennedy’s life? As discussed, it has been suggested that upon arrival at the US embassy in Russia in October 1959, because he assumed that the US embassy was bugged and this was his way to curry favor with the Russians, Oswald said that he intended to share secrets with Soviet officials. If that were the case, wouldn’t he have the same expectation of the Russian and Cuban embassies in Mexico City being bugged by US intelligence? Making threats against Kennedy’s life to shore up his bona fides was risky on multiple levels. One way or another, it looks as though Oswald was not the loner the Warren Commission claimed he was. This is not an insignificant point. Oswald apparently had associates, including two Cuban-appearing men. Who else was conspiring with this “loner”? Through the years, many books have been written about the possibilities.